Elephone P9000 Edge to sport a 2K screen, dual cameras, 4GB/6GB of RAM

Elephone P9000 Edge to sport a 2K screen, dual cameras, 4GB/6GB of RAM
The Elephone P9000 Edge was announced back at the beginning of 2016, but then the company went silent. A new rumor suggests that the Chinese smartphone maker may have been using the time to up its game with the P9000 Edge.

What was listed on Elephone's official online store is quite different from what might be coming our way very soon. The P9000 Edge was first announced as a 5.5-inch bezelless device with a 1080 x 1920 screen, 4GB of RAM and a Helio P10 octa-core processor that would sell for $329.90 (no taxes included). However, a few days ago, a “website editor” over at the official Elephone forums posted some alleged photos of the front and back of the P9000, accompanied by claims something very different from what we were initially promised, both specs- and price-wise.

The editor claims that the P9000 Edge will sport a JDI 5.7-inch display with a 2K resolution and a MediaTek Helio X25 CPU – the overclocked version of the deca-core Helio X20. The pictures show the back of the device, featuring two cameras and a dual-tone flash, and one of its sides, where a SIM card tray and a switch are located. The switch looks like the three-step mute switches found on OnePlus devices. The poster also claims that the phone will come with “speakers with ACC”, which will supposedly produce sound quality comparable to that of high-end iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices. No word on battery capacity yet, but the original listing from the Elephone store claims 3100 mAh. Let's just hope that this is going to change for the better.

The Elephone P9000 Edge will allegedly have two versions – with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which is expected to launch at $250 (no taxes included), and with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the price of which remains unknown.



source: Elephone Forum via GizmoChina

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11 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Might be a good alternative to the One Plus 3 or the Axon 7.

4. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not a good alternative. Even if MediaTek processors performed as well as Snapdragon processor and even if they had frequency band support, software updates is pretty much nonexistent. MediaTek is pretty much closed source, and every phone that has had a MediaTek barely gets updated. Thus, good luck trying to upgrade to the latest version of Android.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

That's a security phone

2. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I don't know much about MediaTek chips, but I generally don't feel excited when I see that processor instead of a Snapdragon.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The X25 is quit powerful but the GPU is going to be crap on a QHD screen. Think of the Kirin 950 it's only good on 1080p in fact its fantastic on 1080p.

3. deezwhut

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Wonder if any of these will ever get full US LTE bands?

6. Senthilg

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

No It will not support all US LTE bands. These are the bands it supports FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7/8/20 TDD-LTE: Band 38/40

11. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

To be fair, those are international bands and ones which fit nicely in the UK.

7. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I would mind this as an alternative to the op3 or the axon 7. Yes I completely agree the GPU is worthless actually if they wanted to go old school and probably cheaper than the 800 series GPU they could have used the Mali t-760 MP8 from the exynos 7420. That paired with the helio x25 would be amazing especially if it had a nice thick 3800+mah battery to go along with it. As for US band support you never know because they did have plans for American versions of both the original p9000 and the M3. I say "did" have plans because they are no where in sight. I still have some hope though. As for updates yes it can be frustrating but Elephone should provide updates for this considering its a flagship.

8. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I "wouldn't" mind as an alternative. Can't edit.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2260; Member since: May 04, 2015

Mediatek does get updated and supports lte bands if the manufacturer so chooses. But that's not the point. Elephone represent one of the worst category of Chinese brands out there. A throwback to the cheap, fake days. No support, fake promised specs, poor software and shoddy hardware. BE WARNED. They don’t hold a candle to the Huawei's, Xiaomi's etc. RUN AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN.

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